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Current Technology Has Made Hearing on the Telephone Easier Than Ever

Many of the patients we see have difficulty hearing on the telephone.

Current technology has made hearing on the telephone easier than ever. Dr. Whitaker recently met with a patient who has had a hearing loss most of her life as the result of a childhood illness.

Her hearing loss is severe to profound in nature, making communication on the telephone almost impossible. Several months ago, she was fitted with a device called the Phone Clip Plus.

A New Type of Device

This device allows her to hear phone conversations through her hearing aids! She hears the phone in both ears, the sound is amplified according to her hearing loss, and she is hands-free.

After her recent follow-up visit, she reported that the Phone Clip Plus is “wonderful!” “I couldn’t live without it,” she said.

In addition to devices like the Phone Clip Plus, there are other solutions to hearing better on the telephone. One other example is the Caption Call telephone.

This is a landline telephone with a large screen that is capable of captioning a conversation in real-time. In other words, patients with a hearing loss are able to read the phone conversation as it takes place.

This phone is typically subsidized by the government and, with approval from your audiologist, can often be obtained at little to no cost.

Get in Touch!

In today’s world, there is no reason to continue to struggle to hear on the telephone. Our team of dedicated audiologists is here to help. If you or a loved one is having trouble hearing on the telephone, schedule an appointment today.

Come experience the difference at Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah! Please call us at (435) 688-8991

 

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Dr. Ryan Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker joined Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah in 2009. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in 2005 with his Bachelors of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology. He then received his Doctor of Audiology from the University of Arizona where he minored in Cognitive Neuroscience (the study of how people perceive sound). While at the University of Arizona, he specialized in evoked potentials, specifically researching Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials and the Acoustic Change Complex. He gained clinical experience at Tucson Ear, Nose, and Throat; St. Joseph’s Hospital Balance Center; Arizona Hearing Specialists; and the Center for Hearing Impaired Children. Dr. Whitaker was raised in Orem, Utah with three older sisters and a younger brother (who is also an audiologist). His grandfather was a cartoonist for the Walt Disney Studios where he drew Donald Duck and many characters in Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland before starting the BYU Motion Picture Studio. Dr. Whitaker is married and has three sons. He is passionate about college football and also enjoys hiking in Southern Utah, reading, and traveling. He has traveled extensively through South Asia including Thailand, India, Nepal, and a church mission to the Philippines.

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